“Y’all know that am kind of an observant person, I find revelation in everything” (Jonathan McReynolds -Rollercoaster).
Well,I am too. A little bit,when I put my phone down and observe??,cause before being observant,you gotta first observe??! And today was one of those days, nimepanda motorcycle and worried about my safety and so I had to observe. And the first thing nimeobserve ni kwamba tulikuwa tunapitwa na waendesha motorcycle wengine like kila dakika. The driver is the only driver in our area who is trusted by mom,so I usually take him,for safety reasons (we all have one of those). And so kila nikipandaga motorcycle yake najua kwamba he goes so slow,but Leo tukawa tunaliongelea hilo swala,na akaniuliza “je, unataka niendeshe haraka”?? To which I said ” nah,twende tu polepole”. And then akaanza share story yake kwamba he usually drives slow (which I already knew) na kuwa kuna wateja anaowapataga wanataka aende haraka,and asipoenda wanashuka wanachukua bodaboda nyingine (even though wamefika katikati ya safari). It seems like kwao kwenda haraka ni muhimu kuliko kufika salama.
And alipokuwa ananisimulia hii story nikapata ile “light bulb moment”, nikawaza isn’t that what we do even when it comes to our lives??
-Pale ambapo tunajali kwenda haraka/kufanikiwa haraka kuliko kufanya kitu kinachomatter kwenye maisha (kufika salama)?
-Pale tunapoangalia maisha ya wengine na kuwaonea wivu wanavyoenda haraka kwenye maisha yao na kujisikia vibaya kwakuwa tunaenda taratibu na ya kwetu??
-Pale tunapotamani kuacha au tunaposhindwa kuona umuhimu wa safari yetu (Where God has us) na kuwa frustrated na mwendo wa safari yetu kwasababu ya wengine waliopo kwenye safari zao
-Pale ambapo tunaacha safari yetu na njia ambayo Mungu anatupitisha na kuanza kufuata wengine wanayopitia
-Pale tunapomwomba Dereva atupeleke haraka,kwakuwa mwendo anaoenda nao hautufikishi kwenye mwisho wa safari yetu mapema
-Pale tunaposhindwa kufurahia safari na kufocus sana kwenye kufika mwisho instead of just smelling the flowers on the way
-Pale tunapoangalia wale wanaoenda taratibu/tunaowapita kama vile nao hawatafika wanakoenda
-Pale tunapogrolify kufika haraka kuliko kufika
Maybe life and riding the motorcycle have some similarities.
And now that we are talking about this,let me be real. It is amazing kuwaona bloggers wenye big following, wanaomake money kwa kublog,and this week,particularly this week I started feeling inadequate,chasing after that. Nikaanza sahau what the main goal was when I started blogging. And I hate Eunice when she starts to chase material things, the rat race makes her so tired.
Tired of doing even what she used to love doing. Tired of believing that the whole world could follow the same map and direct their lives in the same way. Tired of being thirsty, while running away from the well,tired of losing focus,and not having her priorities straight.
And so maybe just maybe, I am still on the motorcycle that goes so slow, maybe just maybe everyone is passing us by,maybe just maybe they are wondering when will we arrive, maybe they look down on us, but maybe I can be content and trust the Driver, maybe I can be content with where I am and where we are going with the speed He is riding this motorcycle with,maybe just maybe the journey,the observations,the lesson and the jokes that we laugh about are more important than being on a fast motorcycle and worry about my safety.
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For the record,nilifika home. Safely. Just in time for dinner and stories with my family. The Driver is so good with time, never late,nor early… Always on time.
(Driver-God, driver- the motorcycle guy)